Math....are your palms sweating yet? 😅Yep, I know. But you’ve asked for books that will enrich and enliven math for your kids, and we took on the challenge.
In today’s episode, the Read-Aloud Revival team is talking about delighting and learning math together through great read-alouds.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- why you might want to add math read-alouds to your day
- how to add them in when you already feel pressed for time (no need to dump your existing curriculum!)
- our favorites. Of course, right? And yes – we actually all have FAVORITE math picture books… can you believe it?
I also tackle a listener question about stopping to look something up when you’re reading aloud to your kids. Is it a good idea?
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|1:19||Not just for homeschoolers|
|2:32||Meet Sarah in 2020|
|3:28||Question: Should we stop and research while reading aloud?|
|4:47||Ideally and realistically|
|7:37||The team tackles … MATH?!|
|9:08||Making the abstract concrete|
|10:29||Making math cozy|
|14:30||Math role models|
|17:51||Snowman – Cold = Puddle|
|20:23||Lemonade in Winter|
|23:56||The Lion’s Share|
|26:07||‘A fun addition’|
|27:41||Let the kids speak|
Links from this episode:
- Great Homeschool Conventions
- Pam Barnhill’s site – What is a morning basket?
- RAR #83: Why Read Picture Books with Older Kids
- Get the booklist!
- Kortney Garrison
- Kara Anderson
Quotes to remember:
“Imagine your child’s start in math being on your lap or next to you on the couch as you share a story together. Or imagine being able to take a step back with your older child and really fall in love with shapes and patterns and numbers… and to do that together through stories.”
– Kortney Garrison
“Okay. That book was amazing.”
7-year-old Clara’s review of The Lion’s Share
Get the printable list:
favorite math read-alouds
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